Chicken Rollups (+Spinach Artichoke)

These chicken rollups (and even more so this new low calories stuffing) are a new default favorite of mine. So many variations, my mind can’t stop. We’ll start with the recipe, then brainstorm some other ways to utilize this spread inspired by Laughing Cow and the plus, a rumored 112 calories! Serve with a healthy side, like Succotash or salad with balsamic dressing.

Ingredients:

  • 2 light swiss (I did white cheddar) laughing cow wedges
  • 1/4 cup steamed spinach with water ringed out (I used 1 cup of frozen and it came down to 1/4 cup after warming and ringing dry)
  • 1 artichoke heart, chopped (from a can)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 chicken breasts (mine were about 6 oz. each)
  • more salt & pepper for chicken

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl combine cheese wedges, spinach, artichoke, garlic powder, salt & pepper. Mix with a fork until well combined. Lay your chicken breast down on a cutting board and slice it in half so you have two thin halves (see pictures). Lay all 4 pieces between 2 sheets of plastic wrap. Take the flat side of a meat tenderizer and pound the chicken until very thin. Sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides of the chicken. Scoot about 1 tablespoon of the spinach artichoke mixture on the chicken and spread it to coat the chicken. Roll each piece of chicken and hold in place with tooth picks. Place rolls on a baking sheet lined with tin foil and bake for 20-22 minutes. Enjoy warm!

 

Variations:

Instead of Chicken, try in a Flank/Skirt Steak, or finely sliced Zucchini with Black beans

Lasagna Noodles?!

French bread filling

-Mix it up! Instead of artichokes and spinach, try corn and drained diced tomatoes with chilies, maybe even some taco seasoning?

-Try with pesto

 

Source: http://littlebitsof.com/2015/01/spinach-artichoke-stuffed-chicken/

 

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